On Now
Coming Up
  • Sun., Dec. 04, 2016 1:00 AM - 1:30 AM EST Ravens Unscripted Ravens beat writers Ryan Mink and Garrett Downing join our host to tackle the latest Ravens headlines and hottest topics. Each week's show, brought to you by Ravens Productions, also features a special guest, including prominent sports media, front office staff, players or other Ravens insiders.
  • Sun., Dec. 04, 2016 12:30 PM EST Live Game Audio Broadcast Listen to the live WBAL broadcast of the Dolphins vs. Ravens on BaltimoreRavens.com.
  • Sun., Dec. 04, 2016 4:10 PM EST Live Post Game Presser John Harbaugh and key players will address the media following the game.
  • Mon., Dec. 05, 2016 4:00 PM EST Live John Harbaugh Presser Ravens head coach John Harbaugh will address the media.
  • Tue., Dec. 06, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST Purple Wine & Dine The night will include appetizers, a gourmet dinner served in front of each attendee by our stadium chefs, open bar and a custom Ravens giveaway. Ravens players will be in attendance to meet with all attendees, sign autographs, take photographs and mingle throughout the evening.
  • Wed., Dec. 07, 2016 12:30 PM EST Live Press Conference Head coach John Harbaugh and key players will address the media following practice.
  • Sat., Dec. 10, 2016 3:00 PM EST Army vs. Navy Football Don't miss one of the greatest events you can ever attend! The Army-Navy Game presented by USAA returns to M&T Bank Stadium on Saturday, December 10, 2016
  • Sat., Dec. 10, 2016 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM EST Ravens Report Hosted by WUSA-TV's Kristen Berset, Ravens Report, the flagship program of the Baltimore Ravens that showcases life in the NFL. Created by Ravens Productions, this magazine-style show features behind-the-scenes access to Ravens players and coaches as they prepare for each week's opponent.
  • Sat., Dec. 10, 2016 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM EST Ravens Report See the plays, hear the sideline conversations and feel the hits on Ravens Wired, the only behind-the-scenes show featuring a Ravens player wired for sound during each week's game. Go behind the Ravens bench for in-game adjustments and inside the locker room for Head Coach John Harbaugh's post-game speech. Produced by Ravens Productions, Ravens Wired is hosted by WBAL-TV's Keith Mills.
  • Sun., Dec. 11, 2016 1:00 AM - 1:30 AM EST Ravens Unscripted Ravens beat writers Ryan Mink and Garrett Downing join our host to tackle the latest Ravens headlines and hottest topics. Each week's show, brought to you by Ravens Productions, also features a special guest, including prominent sports media, front office staff, players or other Ravens insiders.

News

Print
RSS

Tray Walker: Rookie Year Full Of Lessons

Posted Jan 22, 2016

The rookie cornerback saw just eight defensive snaps and wasn’t targeted by a pass.


Tray Walker could summarize his rookie season in one sentence.

“It was a learning step for me,” the rookie cornerback said.

“There was a lot for me to learn and accomplish this season, adjusting to the length of the season as well as studying the game.”

The Ravens knew Walker was going to be somewhat of a project when they drafted him in the fourth round out of Texas Southern. The 6-foot-2, 199-pound small-school prospect spent the entire year on the 53-man roster, but was active for just eight games.

Walker played eight snaps and didn’t have a pass come his way.

Even at the end of the season, when the Ravens moved Lardarius Webb to safety, Baltimore turned to Sheldon Price and Jumal Rolle ahead of Walker. Defensive Coordinator Dean Pees explained those decisions by saying they practiced better.

Still, Walker has time to develop into an impact player.

“We still hold a lot of promise for Tray,” General Manager Ozzie Newsome said at the season-ending press conference.

In mid-December, Head Coach John Harbaugh said Walker was “up and down” in practice, but that he’s very coachable and a “sponge” who wants to learn.

It’s a big jump from Texas Southern to the NFL, and Walker learned that during his rookie year. He said the length of the season and the speed of the game were two “tremendous” adjustments.

“I learned a lot,” Walker said. “The things I was doing in college and getting away with, I can’t get away with here. You’ve got to focus on your man and not just try to make plays like I used to try to do in college.”

Walker said the lack of playing time was, at some points, frustrating. Next year, he’ll enter another tough competition, especially if the Ravens add more youth via the draft as expected.

“I’ll just use that as an edge for me,” Walker said. “I’ll learn from this season and hope that I can come back strong next year and get on the field and make the plays they want me to make.”

Please Note

The opinions, analysis and/or speculation expressed on BaltimoreRavens.com represent those of individual authors, and unless quoted or clearly labeled as such, do not represent the opinions or policies of the Baltimore Ravens' organization, front office staff, coaches and executives. Authors' views are formulated independently from any inside knowledge and/or conversations with Ravens officials, including the coaches and scouts, unless otherwise noted.

Related News

Recent Videos

Recent Photos